Shepherd Conquers Delaware

Shepherd Conquers Delaware

Written by  on Sunday, 16 June 2013 08:36

DELAWARE, Ont. (June 15, 2013) - He may be a part-time competitor on the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series, but Pete Shepherd III sure makes the most of his opportunities.

Shepherd took the lead from J.R. Fitzpatrick on Lap 151 and held on through three restarts and the final 49 circuits to take the checkered flag in Saturday's EMCO 200 at Delaware Speedway.

The triumph marked Shepherd's fourth career victory. The Brampton, Ont., native has found Victory Lane four years in a row now, despite making just 17 starts during that span.

It also marked Shepherd's first win at Delaware, where his previous best finish in three starts at Delaware was fifth, twice.

Fitzpatrick crossed the line second and was joined on the podium by Steve Mathews. D.J. Kennington and Martin Roy rounded out the top five. It was a career-best run for Mathews while Roy tied his previous best finish.

Noel Dowler, Larry Jackson, Hugo Vannini, Dave Connelly and Joey McColm brought home the remainder of the top-10 finishers in the second race on the 2013 slate.

Kennington took over the top spot in the point standings after L.P. Dumoulin struggled to a19th-place finish. Jeff Lapcevich is second six points in back of the leader followed by Jason Hathaway in third just seven tallies off the pace.

The EMCO 200 will air on TSN on Sunday, June 23 at 1 p.m. ET and on RDS2 on Monday, July 8 at 9 p.m.

The NASCAR Canadian Tire Series will return to action with the Clarington 200 at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park on June 22 in Bowmanville, Ont.

For more information, contact:
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NASCAR CANDADIAN TIRE SERIES presented by MOBIL 1-EMCO 200
UNOFFICIAL Results
Saturday
At Delaware Speedway
Delaware, Ont.
Lap length: 0.5 miles
(Start position in parentheses)
1. (4) Pete Shepherd, III, Brampton, Ont., Dodge, 200 laps, 65.622 mph.
2. (5) J.R. Fitzpatrick, Cambridge, Ont., Chevrolet, 200.
3. (3) Steve Mathews, New Liskeard, Ont., Ford, 200.
4. (2) D.J. Kennington, St. Thomas, Ont., Dodge, 200.
5. (10) Martin Roy, Napierville, Que., Dodge, 200.
6. (16) Noel Dowler, Sherwood Park, Alta., Dodge, 200.
7. (9) Howie Scannell Jr., Milton, Ont., Dodge, 200.
8. (18) Hugo Vannini, Repentigny, Que., Ford, 200.
9. (21) Dave Connelly, Arnprior, Ont., Dodge, 200.
10. (14) Joey McColm, Ajax, Ont., Dodge, 198.
11. (6) Jason Hathaway, Dutton, Ont., Dodge, 197.
12. (8) Jeff Lapcevich, Grimsby, Ont., Dodge, 197.
13. (11) Ron Beauchamp, Jr., Windsor, Ont., Dodge, 196.
14. (15) Jason White, Sun Peaks, B.C., Dodge, 192.
15. (22) Ray Courtemanche Jr., Montreal, Que., Dodge, 191.
16. (17) Brad Graham, Glencoe, Ont., Ford, 186.
17. (19) Ryley Seibert, Williams Lake, B.C., Dodge, 179.
18. (20) Trevor Seibert, Williams Lake, B.C., Dodge, 172, accident.
19. (12) L.P. Dumoulin, Trois-Rivieres, Que., Dodge, 160.
20. (13) Alex Guenette, Terrebonne, Que., Dodge, 157, accident.
21. (1) Scott Steckly, Milverton, Ont., Dodge, 129.
22. (7) Mark Dilley, Barrie, Ont., Ford, 66.
Race Statistics
Time of Race: 1 hour 31 minutes 26 seconds
Margin of Victory: .680 seconds
Fastest Qualifier: S.Steckly (93.536 mph, 19.244 seconds)
Caution Flags: 6 for 46 laps.
Lead Changes: 7 among 6 drivers.
Lap Leaders: S. Steckly 1-70; A. Guenette 71-77; D. Kennington 78-92; P. Shepherd,III 93-115; J. Fitzpatrick 116; M. Roy 117-123; J. Fitzpatrick 124-149; P. Shepherd,III 150-200.
Standings: 1. D. Kennington, 81; 2. J. Lapcevich, 75; 3. J. Hathaway, 74; 4. N. Dowler, 74; 5. L. Dumoulin, 73; 6. S. Mathews, 67; 7. H. Vannini, 67; 8. M. Roy, 65; 9. T. Seibert, 62; 10. B. Graham, 62.

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